Contra Costa Transportation Authority Hires Ying Smith as Director, Mobility Programs

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is pleased to announce that Ying Smith has been hired to serve as the Director, Mobility Programs. Ying brings over twenty years of experience in transportation planning, public transit, and mobility solutions at local and regional agencies. Prior to her appointment to CCTA, Ying served as Transportation and Mobility Manager with the Town of Los Gatos and previously worked as a Transportation Planning Manager for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). During her tenure at VTA, Ying completed projects on transit system redesign, capital program development, and Complete Streets conceptual design. She is results-oriented, collaborative, and an experienced leader with a focus on delivering innovative and inclusive transportation projects and programs.

Ying’s transportation expertise strongly aligns with CCTA’s mission. She has years of experience managing transportation programs that enhance mobility and connectivity in partnership with community members, stakeholders, and partners. Examples of her leadership include the establishment of Connect Los Gatos, a program of bicycle and pedestrian projects that will build a connected active transportation network, managing the Los Gatos Smart Signals project, and updating the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Ying also led efforts to garner millions of transportation grant dollars for the Town of Los Gatos.

Ying’s first day with CCTA will be September 1, 2022.